If the name Alan "Farva" Jackson sounds familiar, that's because this isn't his first appearance in these pages. His blue S-10 was featured back in our Oct. '04 issue titled "Super Trooper" due to his obvious resemblance to Officer Rodney Farva. We could go on all day about his likeness to Rodney and his antics but let's stick to the truck. Alan's been around the block once or twice and has the buildups to prove it, so he knew that for his next project he would have to go all the way to outdo himself. First thing was to find the perfect project specimen. Alan came across an abandoned project that would soon see life again when he got his hands on it. Once the 4-door Blazer was in his possession he began to gather parts and ideas for ways to blow everyone's minds yet again. This time around he enlisted the help of Nick Crouch from Surface Art to help put what was in his head down onto paper. After a few talks back and forth, the vision was complete and Farva knew the Silver Star Customs crew had their work cut out for them.
The nightmare that is a "SEMA Vehicle" reached a pinnacle with the buildup of Farva's Blazer. Alan had an idea of what he wanted his Blazer to look like when he dropped it off at Silver Star Customs in Horn Lake, MS, but as all projects do, the ideas got crazier and crazier as time progressed. All of a sudden SEMA was less than a month away and the truck was a stripped shell. With very little time left Alan grew more nervous day by day but tried his best to keep his faith in the SSC crew. Not many shops could pull off the miracle of a ground up buildup in less than a month, but having an experienced crew that can fabricate and do bodywork, paint, and stereo tends to help the deadline builds since they don't have to wait on anyone else but themselves. However, to be 100% honest, everyone that saw the Blazer just 3 weeks before SEMA said there was no way they were going to make it, at least not with the truck running and completely finished.
But once again Silver Star pulled together to utterly amaze the rest of the custom world and Alan's full custom unibody-dropped Blazer made SEMA with the paint still curing on the way there.
The most unique features of Farva's Blazer, besides the full Colorado conversion, include the full custom frame that houses 13-gallons of air. If that weren't enough, the frame is built to stock floor body drop the Blazer and is completely welded to the body to make it a unibody. The fenders, hood, and the rest of the body are also molded together. The Colorado hood that's molded to the fenders is split as a smaller section to open like an old Lincoln using Dodge Dakota hinges. With the enormous amount of body mods, why stop there? The rear doors are welded shut, and the back end is shortened six inches. Moving inward, a full custom interior houses an amazing sound system and street rod-style dash utilizing hidden Dakota Digital gauges. The LT-1 under the hood is home to a host of Street and Performance goodies to further the street rod feel of Alan's BLAZERADO. With all that is done to this amazing work of art, this Blazer is definitely something that you would need to see for yourself to believe.
As an after-fact, we wanted to try and shoot the Blazer a little differently than most covers, so Alan being the trooper that he is busted out the Sawzall and cut his core support in half just so we could take a picture! Now that's dedication! But have no fear; the truck will probably already be different by the time you read this. Alan and the Silver Star crew are a little nutty, but that's obvious since we ourselves didn't even believe that this truck was built in three weeks until we saw the Polaroids with actual dates imprinted on them to prove it!